General Information Expore Thassos

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Thassos

Below you can find a tourist guide of Thassos, Greece.

Position: The island of Thassos is located in Northern Greece, across the coast of Eastern Macedonia. The length of its coastline amounts to 115 km and the surface of its ground expands to 378,84 sq.km. A distance of 18 nautical miles separates it from Kavala,one of the mostbeautiful cities in Greece and only 6 miles from Keramoti and the Airport of Kavala. From an administrative aspect, Thassos comes under the Prefecture of Kavala and it is one of its provinces.

Nature: Thassos is verdant. The pine-trees reach the seashores, they embellish the scenery, they provide cool spots under their shade in the summer and their timber consists one of the main sources of income for the Thassians, as do the mining of marble, tourism, olive oil, olives, honey etc.
Olive-trees, pine-trees, plane-trees, fig-trees, lindens, cedar-trees, cornel-trees and other domestic and wild types of trees cover the small plains and climb courageously to the top of the mountains. It is rightfully called "Thassos the green island".

Activities

Fishing: The sea of Thassos is full of various types of fishes, a fact that proves that it is clean. Even amateur fishermen do not find it hard to fish, of course with a little lack, mullets, breams, blackfish, grey pandoras, lobsters, picarels, horse- mackerels, octopuses etc. Often groups of visitors hire boats for fishing.

Walking – Climbing: Lately, efforts have been made and are progressively successful for the development of traditional tourism and of other types of it, such as walking and climbing, exploiting the old paths that connect the various villages. Thus the walkers will have the pleasure of walking in roads embraced by scenery of exquisite beauty and of enjoying their rare natural sceneries, while taking rests at the various kiosks that will be constructed.

Hunting: All through the island hare, partridge, woodcock, wood pigeon and mainly in its southern part migratory quails.

Water Skiing: The calm and clean seashores of Thassos are offered for water skiing and wind surfing as well as for other aqua-sports.

Land: Mountainous region. The mountains are forestry. The highest mountain peak is Psario or Hypsarion (1.203 m). However, it is easily accessible due to the forest roads. Wealthy planes with olive-trees.

Underground: Since the ancient years Thassos has been famous for its underground which is rich in iron, gold and the snow-white marble.

Climate: The Climate of Thassos is mild. It is cool in the summer and moderate in winter. Hippocrates, the Greek doctor, who has been considered since the ancient years “the father of Medicine” left us valuable inscriptions on the Thasian climate, when he remained at the island for 5 years in the 5th century B.C. At a certain point of his book “Epidimies A” (Epidemics), he states that in Thassos “Generally winter resembles spring”. And so it remains until today. The average annual temperature is 17.2 oC and the average summer temperature (July) is 23.4. The sea: A divine and crystal-clear sea embraces the island and reflects its beauty.

Beaches: The island has in its whole area wonderful and crystal-clear beaches, such as Chrysi Ammoudia in Skala Panagias, Chrysi Akti in Skala Potamias, Kynira, Paradisos, Thimonia, Alyki which is considered to be the natural swimming pool of the island, Psili Ammos, Astris, Akti of Potos, Pefkari, Akti of Limenaria, Trypiti, Atsapas in the Skala of Maries, Akti of Kallirahi, Akti of Sotiras, Akti of Alsyllion (Dasilio) in the Skala of Prinos, Skala Rahorion, Pahis, Papa-Limani, Glyfada, and in the city of Thassos, Limenas, Akti Agios Vasilios and the public beach at the suburbs, in the eastern side of the city. Moreover, Nysteri and Glykadi (2-3 km away from Limenas). Every seashore has its own wonderful natural scenery.